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Date:	Tue, 3 Jun 2008 00:23:48 +0200 (CEST)
From:	Christian Kujau <>
To:	Theodore Tso <>
Subject: Re: e2fsck: Device or resource busy

On Mon, 2 Jun 2008, Theodore Tso wrote:
> The key thing that you need to do when trying to recover from RAID
> setups where you are missing one or more disks is to align the pieces
> so they are in their original places, with the missing pieces replaced
> with a /dev/zero device.

Hm, interesting, I did not consider that yet. Thanks for the links, I'll 
have a look. But again: I don't really care for the data, I was just 
playing around and wondering why it reported "Device or resource busy"
when I expected something like "unable to find superblock".

> (I'm assuming here you were using software RAID; if this was a

Yes, it was software RAID.

Thanks again,
BOFH excuse #112:

The monitor is plugged into the serial port
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